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De Soto School District teacher arrested, charged with unlawful sexual relations with students

Keil Hileman
Posted at 8:29 PM, Oct 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-26 23:19:27-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A teacher in the De Soto School District was charged with unlawful sexual relations in Johnson County.

Keil Hileman, 53, who taught at Monticello Trails Middle School, was arrested Wednesday.

The school district hired Hileman in 1994 and he taught social studies, according to the district.

Hileman is charged with six counts of unlawful sexual relations.

The alleged crimes with one student began in June 2017 and continued in parts of June and July in 2018, according to court records.

Heilman is accused of unlawful sexual relations with a different student in September and in October of this year.

In the letter to families, the district said they were notified about allegations and started an investigation began on Oct. 6. He was removed from the classroom and school campus.

The district said Hileman will not be returning to the school or the district.

"The school district learned the Johnson County District Attorney’s office issued charges on October 26, 2022 against Monticello Trails Middle School teacher Keil Hileman alleging criminal conduct pertaining to his role as an educator," the district said in the letter to families. "We do not tolerate such misconduct and have acted as quickly as possible to care for those involved."

Hileman was booked into the Johnson County Adult Detention Center just after 6 p.m. Wednesday, where he remained Wednesday night on a $250,000 bond. He's set to appear before a judge at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.